(16) Abdoulaye Doucoure

Discussion in 'The Team Bus' started by hornmeister, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

  2. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Love this guy. Should be one of the very first names on the team sheet, brings such positivity to the team and seems to have an excellent temperament too. Covers so much ground, you'll see him racing forwards to support an attack one minute, then covering for the defence the next. Aware of his own limitations too, very rarely chooses the wrong pass or runs down a blind alley.
  3. Aberystwyth_Hornet

    Aberystwyth_Hornet Squad Player

    Saw him when on loan last season and I couldn't believe we weren't playing him this year. Proper box to box player, possibly not as classy as hoped but on the whole we look better with him in the team, plus he's still quite young
  4. Rob_hornet

    Rob_hornet Academy Graduate

    Are we all falling in love with French midfielders lately in the Prem ? Anyways good showing against West Brom, more of that please !
  5. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    A great partnership with Clevlerley - bodes well for the future.

    Younger fresher legs to get up and down with some skill and pace.
  6. El distraído

    El distraído Johnny Foreigner

  7. Avispón

    Avispón Academy Graduate

  8. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Well one would like to hope he is considered one of our long term stars of the future.

    Be a bit of a joke if we just let him go..
  9. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

  10. Jossy

    Jossy Reservist

    Lots of differing opinions on here, but I think everyone would agree that Doucouré looks like a decent player and therefore it would be a huge shame if we let him go. Hopefully that story is a load of nonsense and he'll very much be part of Silva's plans.
  11. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    At his age and with his ability his value will soar this year, I think that we won't sell him this summer but if he has an outstanding season then it would be difficult to keep him in subsequent transfer windows. For the Pozzos to maximise his sale value they'd be mad to let him go now, bearing in mind that he only played for us for half a season.
  12. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    This guy MUST NOT be sold end of!!!
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  13. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    His value would just go down in Spain, even if Silva only saw him as a squad player ( which I don't think he will ) he would still be worth more with a another season of 10-15 EPL games under his belt than he would with a full season in Spain.
  14. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

  15. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

  16. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Walter Mazzarri is watching in his sparsely decorated lounge with a cigarette in his hand shouting something in Italian. His interpreter, still frustratingly on a 5 year deal, mutters in translation to the empty nothingness - 'not good enough'.
  17. Fixed a minor detail for you.
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  18. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    Does he have a red crayon to scrawl 'Gino' and a hangman's noose?
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  19. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    Chelsea spent £40m on Doucoure's 2014 Rennes teammate, Bakayoko...

    Not only have we got the better deal, but on Saturday's evidence, we might just have the better player!

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  20. nisman94

    nisman94 International Man of Mystery

    Bakayako didn't play. He's injured (more fool Chelsea for buying an injured player in the first place)
  21. Ágætis Byrjun

    Ágætis Byrjun Reservist

    Yeah I know, just meant Doucoure looks a really class act. Oddly, Conte has said Bakayoko is not quite ready for Premier League football anyway... strange goings on at Chelsea

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  22. nisman94

    nisman94 International Man of Mystery

    Reckon Conte will leave. He was apparently told there wouldn't be that many more signings and that he has to use the youth- after selling Chalobah to us and loaning out Kasey Palmer to Hudders, Ruben Loftus-Cheek to Palace and Baker to Boro.

    Anyways, don't care about them. The future Patrick Vieira is just a class player. Hopefully we don't sell him this winter
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  23. Sort of OK

    Sort of OK First Year Pro

    Unshaven, swigging a 3/4 empty bottle of Grappa from the neck. Surrounded by piles of Euros.
  24. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Is there a bonus cheeky nutmeg on Cleverley as well in the middle of that filthy bit of skill?
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  25. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    I want this thread removed as every time I see his name, I panic in case there is a bid in for him.
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  26. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    What I like about him is he is improving every game he plays .

    I thought Saturday was his best game .

    On top of that he added what every top class player has to add , and that's goals ... and goals at key times .
  27. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

    Just thought you'd leave that there yeah ?
  28. simpleMASH

    simpleMASH Reservist

    It is with great sadness that I can announce Doucoure's season is now effectively over. I have included him in my fantasy team meaning he will inevitably do nothing else all year.
  29. PowerJugs

    PowerJugs Doyley Fanatic

  30. Cassetti's Beard

    Cassetti's Beard First Team

    Agree, simply irreplaceable.
  31. Relegation Certs

    Relegation Certs Squad Player

    He's quite literally bloody brill.
  32. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss Squad Player

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  33. Steve Terry's headband

    Steve Terry's headband Academy Graduate

    We are so very lucky that the paper work for the loan move to Lorient was 33 seconds late! Mazzarri could have inflicted much more damage than the dross that was served up last season, had the loan gone through.
  34. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

  35. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

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